Output Video and Camera Control
Maximum resolutions of output window:
1600 × 1200, full resolution mode
Frame rate at resolution (24 MHz)*:
10 fps at 1600 × 1200
14 fps at 1280 × 1024
22.7 fps at 1024 × 768
34.6 fps at 800 × 600
37 fps at 768 × 576
50 fps at 640 × 480
79.6 fps at 400 × 400
145 fps at 320 × 240
Output bits per pixel:
Selectable, 8 bits or 10 bits
Downloadable for user selected 8 bits mode: converts 10 bits of imaging chip's ADC to 8 bits of output
12 MHz, 24 MHz
Exposure range (at maximum resolution), ms:
min: 0.07 (at 24 MHz);
max: more than 2.5 sec (with fps decrease)
Pixel gain control:
gain controls for R, G, B: 48 gain levels from 1 to 15
From 1 to 4 with increment 0.125;
from 4.25 to 8 with increment 0.25;
from 9 to 15 with increment 1
Output window modes:
View port (from 1600 × 1200 to 8 × 8 with 2 pixels/2 lines step positioning)
Frame Decimation (1:1, 1:2, 1:4, 1:8)
Horizontal "mirroring", hardware
Vertical "flipping", hardware
Gamma, brightness and contrast control:
Programmable with lookup table
* Listed frame rate values at the defined resolutions are not the maximal possible. Increasing of frame rate can be done by reducing the current Exposure value (the lower Exposure the higher frame rate is), hiding the active video window, running the camera on a faster computer, etc.
Color 2 megapixel CMOS sensor with an optical format of 1/2 inch manufactured by Micron Technology, Inc
4.2 µm × 4.2 µm
Image array size:
8.4 mm diagonal
1.2 V/lux-sec (550nm)
5 V supplied by USB 2.0 interface
90 - 160 mA
Maximum power consumption:
0.45 - 0.8 W
USB 2.0, 480 Mbps
USB mini-B, 5 pin
Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP Professional SP1 or later, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Recommended configurationCameras will function with nominal frame rates
Minimal configurationCameras will function with reduced frame rates
(1024Mb for Vista/2008/W7)
(512Mb for Vista/2008/W7)
ATI 9XXX series (or higher) or
NVidia GeForce 4x (or higher)
Any with 24 bit True Color
Intel integrated USB 2.0 Host Controller.
At least one USB 2.0 port for connection
Any USB 2.0 Host Controller.
At least one USB 2.0 port for connection
The lightweight aluminum adapter with two screws allows quick and easy camera fixing to the tripod, offering additional protection of the camera.
USB A to Mini B cable.
1.75 m long.
C-mount Adapter is an adapter that converts the camera from the SC-mount (the initial form factor of the SMX-M8xx cameras) to C-mount.
C-mount adapter with IR-cut filter
C-mount Adapter with IR-cut filter is a C-mount adapter that additionally contains a built-in IR-cut filter. The IR-cut filter characteristics:
- Diameter= 20mm
- Thickness= 2 mm
Read more about C-mount adapter with IR-cut filter in
Guidelines on Usage of SMX-M8xx Series Cameras
Note that the image quality always depends on many factors, such as lighting, lens type, color processing algorithm, and others.
CommandShot camera software package contains a standard application, drivers, user guide and SDK (API, examples, documentation).
Standard application provides control of various set-up commands demonstrating cameras performance.
API allows a full control of all camera features and along with examples and documentation enables easy integration of the camera into the custom-developed applications.
Windows XP Professional SP1 or later
Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 SP4
Windows Vista, Windows 7
Linux (for SMX-150x, SMX-M7x)
Compatibility With 3rd Party Software/IDE
- Delphi/Builder C++
- HALCON (for SMX-11M5x)
- MATLAB (soon also for SMX-12A2x)
- Streampix (for SMX-15xx, SMX-16xx, SMX-M7x, SMX-M8xx)
- Visual Basic 6.0
- Visual Studio 6.0 (2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010)
View compatibility chart
DirectShow component is provided for SMX-15xx, SMX-160x, SMX-M7xx, SMX-M8xx and SMX-95C cameras.
Camera Standard Application Controls
- Image sensor options
- Selectable video data depth
- Frame rate control
- Auto Exposure
- Image correction (brightness, contrast, gamma)
- Color Bayer algorithm selection
- Color balance (color models)
- White balance (color models)
- Image and video capture
- Software zoom
API Function Categories
- Get camera info
- Get/Set camera features
- Video stream controls (Start/Stop)
- Image grabbing
- Image correction controls (brightness, contrast, gamma)
- Snapshot controls (Exposure)
- Open /Close camera
A set of examples is included into the SDK as a tutorial for developing new applications.
Our developers are ready to advise and assist with the integration of the SDK into your application.
Operating temperature: 0 to +60В°C
Lens mount type: C/CS - mount
Weight (without lens): 55 g
Dimensions (L × D):
50.8 × 30.2 mm
Camera housing material: Aluminum
1. Case body
2. Case cover